Water quality fact sheet: Arsenic

Smedley, Pauline. 2008 Water quality fact sheet: Arsenic. British Geological Survey, 7pp.

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Arsenic is a trace element found at variable concentrations in the atmosphere, soils and rocks, natural waters and organisms. It is mobilised in the environment through a combination of natural processes such as weathering reactions, biological activity and volcanic emissions as well as through a range of human activities, including mining, industry and agricultural use of arsenical pesticides. Of the various sources of arsenic in the environment, drinking water poses potentially the greatest threat to human health.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2008 > Groundwater resources
Funders/Sponsors: WaterAid UK
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, International development, WAChem
Date made live: 01 Mar 2017 09:59 +0 (UTC)

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